The West Jackson Fire Department responded to a structure at approximately 2:40 p.m. Tuesday in the West Jackson Fire District.
“Upon our unit’s arrival, we found a commercial structure with a large pile of tires burning against the rear wall and smoke showing from the roof and rear garage doors,” fire chief Ben Stephens said. “All occupants were out of the business. We made entry into the rear of the building and extinguished the fire that spread through the wall and found smoke throughout the business. Crew of Engine 31 extinguished the exterior fire and checked for extension into the building and found none.”
The business suffered moderate damage to the rear exterior wall. After overhaul was complete using traditional techniques and Thermal Imaging Cameras, the scene was turned over to the business owner.
Chief Stephens said that the business owner stated that they were burning boxes outside the rear of the building earlier in the morning.
The Jackson Trail VFD responded to assist and Jackson County EMS Med 3 provided EMS support for this incident. There were no injuries at this incident.